Makeup Palettes

Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Bronze Opulence Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio ($25.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three, miniature-sized glosses; two are existing and one is a new shade in a new gloss formula (“Lust Lacquer”). The existing shades were consistent with the…

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Dior Blue Beat (327) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Blue Beat (327) Dior Blue Beat (327) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition spring color story that features a very pale, warm pink, brighter pink, and three cooler-toned shades from light blue to blue-teal. Unfortunately, only the fifth shade in the palette was decent, but decent in the scheme of things is pretty weak these days based on the glut of great eyeshadow that exists at all price points. Dior…

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Dior Pink Vibration (167) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pink Vibration (167) Dior Pink Vibration (167) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition spring color story featuring yellow, orange, and three takes on purple from lavender to plum. They were all… varying degrees of disappointment, and they were some of the worst eyeshadows I’ve tried in the last few months. I feel like a lot of issues that I encounter are powderiness, so some fallout or having to build up…

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Tom Ford Noir Fume Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Noir Fume Tom Ford Beauty Noir Fume Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, neutral color story that includes two matte shades and two subtle, shimmer shades. For those looking for intense, metallic finishes, this is not that; the shimmers are subtle, more satin-to-pearl when applied to bare skin with a dry brush. I definitely don’t think there are enough satin finish eyeshadows on the market, but these aren’t the best example of them as they were…

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Tom Ford Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Mink Mirage Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, all-matte neutral palette featuring a light beige, soft brown, medium brown, and cool-toned black. All four shades had good color coverage to full opaque coverage with soft, velvety textures that applied well, blended out with ease, and weren’t prone to fallout. The one thing I noticed is that the shades tended to go on darker on my skin than they appeared in the…

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Hourglass Only You/I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hourglass Only You/I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo Hourglass Only You/I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo Hourglass Only You/I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo Hourglass Only You/I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo Only You/I Hope We Hourglass Only You I Hope We Confession Lipstick Duo ($72.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features two full-sized lipsticks with refillable packaging. Unfortunately, the inclusion of two lipstick holders resulted in quite a bump up from the holiday duos…

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Fenty Beauty Rose (4) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Rose (4) Fenty Beauty Rose (4) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pink-hued color story that features three matte shades, two shimmer shades, and one glitter shade. Shimmers always seem like the easier type of eyeshadow finish to make, but Fenty’s matte eyeshadows actually out-perform their shimmers in general. These mattes were pigmented, blendable, and wore seven to eight hours, but the shimmers were fussier. The glitter formula had a lot of room…

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Anastasia x Amrezy Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches (2020) – Beauty Article

Amrezy Anastasia Amrezy 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.75 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes two more shades than usual for an Anastasia palette. The palette features a mix of shimmers and mattes, neutrals and pops of color. The matte shades were more consistent with semi-opaque to opaque coverage, were blendable, and lasted seven to eight hours. The shimmers worked better with a dampened brush or fingertip for application as they were more prone to fallout with…

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Fenty Beauty Cool Neutrals (2) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cool Neutrals (2) Fenty Beauty Cool Neutrals (2) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features three shimmer shades and three matte shades in a “cooler” color story. I’d argue that three shades were more muted but still warmer, though. Fenty’s matte eyeshadows perform decently–buildable and/or pigmented, blendable, and have decent wear–but find the shimmers to be more inconsistent. Hey Aunty was very weak and could have easily been replaced…

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ColourPop Can’t Bare It Just a Tint Lippie Tint Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo Can’t Bare It Colour Pop Can’t Bare It Lip Duo ($11.00 for oz.) includes two semi-sheer, tinted lip pencils in muted peach and a warmer, mid-tone brown. Both shades leaned warm and had a more luminous sheen–not overly shimmery but had a noticeable shine. They were easy to apply, comfortable to wear,…

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ColourPop Blush Crush Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Blush Crush Colour Pop Blush Crush 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, peach- and rose-tinted neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers. They were fairly easy to work with and had good pigmentation, were blendable, and lasted around eight hours. The issue I had, though, was that three of the mattes contained random sparkle that wasn’t mixed in with the base, so the sparkles tended to result in fallout or just widely dispersed…

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ColourPop Sweetest Thing Just a Tint Lippie Tint Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Sweetest Thing Lip Duo Colour Pop Sweetest Thing Lip Duo Colour Pop Sweetest Thing Lip Duo Colour Pop Sweetest Thing Lip Duo Sweetest Thing Colour Pop Sweetest Thing Lip Duo ($11.00 for 0.14 oz.) contains a light, warmer pink and a medium, pink-coral. The shades might look more or less the same depending on one natural lip color as they had semi-sheer to medium coverage (though they’re marketed as a sheer wash of color). The formula was comfortable…

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Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Enduring Love (Light) Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.95 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that launches on January 13th at 9AM PT. The palette features a mix of mattes and shimmers with a color story that is a bit more muted and leaned slightly cooler-toned. All of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, easy to work with, blendable, and long-wearing with very little to nitpick. There is a Deep version of the palette, which adjusted several…

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Fenty Beauty Cadet (7) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cadet (7) Fenty Beauty Cadet (7) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features four mattes and two shimmers. Most shades had semi-opaque pigmentation or better, applied without too much work, and lasted between seven and eight hours on me. The shade I found trickiest to work with was Money Mission, which was thicker and worked best with fingertips for application. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through…

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Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Enduring Love (Deep) Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.95 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features 15 shades across a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. There will also be a Light version of the palette (all of the mattes and Romeo are differ by varying degrees, per the brand) when both palettes launch on January 13th. The quality and performance of the eyeshadows was in line with Sydney Grace’s single eyeshadow range; every shade…

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Chanel Warm Memories (354) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Warm Memories (354) Chanel Warm Memories (354) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, mauve and plum-leaning quad that had a pop of orange. Three of the four shades had some shimmer to them, but the orange was the only true shimmer in the quad. At a glance, there seemed to be a decent range of depth, but I found that the first three shades clustered together and resulted in a muddier look in…

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Pat McGrath Skin Show V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pat McGrath Skin Show V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Pat McGrath Skin Show V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Pat McGrath Skin Show V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Skin Show V2 Pat McGrath Skin Show V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio ($25.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of permanent shades housed in new, neon packaging. The performance of all three shades was comparable to their full-sized counterparts, and I didn’t experience any breakage while applying the minis from their tubes (often a…

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ColourPop Lucky You Super Shock Cheek Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Lucky You Super Shock Cheek Duo Colour Pop Lucky You Super Shock Cheek Duo Colour Pop Lucky You Super Shock Cheek Duo Lucky You Colour Pop Lucky You Super Shock Cheek Duo ($14.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features one new shade and one repromote (Drop of a Hat). Both shades performed well and as marketed (more pigmented with fingertips, more buildable with brushes along with being blendable and long-wearing). While the repromote…

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ColourPop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio Colour Pop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio Colour Pop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio Good Fortune Colour Pop Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Trio ($20.00 for 0.51 oz.) features three full-sized, new shades in the Lux Liquid Lip formula. The shades can also be purchased individually if preferred. All three had medium coverage or greater in a single layer, so for those looking to build product, it would be better…

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Chanel Elemental (352) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Elemental (352) Chanel Elemental (352) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, neutral quad featuring two matte and two satin-to-pearl shades. For lighter skin tones, the color story could work for a soft, neutral eye that would be hard to overdo–particularly as it ran a bit sheerer and was a little more powdery compared to more recent Chanel quad releases. I felt like the formula sat well well on my skin where the matte…

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Pat McGrath Colour Blitz V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pat McGrath Colour Blitz V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Pat McGrath Colour Blitz V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Pat McGrath Colour Blitz V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio Colour Blitz V2 Pat McGrath Colour Blitz V2 Mini MatteTrance Trio ($25.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three, permanent shades in neon-colored packaging. The tubes have a much, much lighter and more plastic-like feel compared to the full-sized tubes, but the product was comparable in color, pigmentation, and performance. I…

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Pat McGrath Dark Galaxy MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Dark Galaxy Pat McGrath Dark Galaxy MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that has come and gone, and based on what the brand has said, I wouldn’t expect this palette to be re-released. Smoked Amethyst is a repromote, while the other shades are new. CosmiK and Odyssey are the most interesting shades in the palette, while the others are more dupable in my eyes. The palette performed well with most shades having mostly…

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Pat McGrath Golden Opulence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Golden Opulence Pat McGrath Golden Opulence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that launches on January 2nd on the brand’s website. It will also be available at Sephora (unsure of exact date) per the brand’s replies on Instagram. Those who have more extensive collections featuring the brand’s palette may feel like this is too similar to past releases, though they did not seem to be exact repeats but are certainly similar to some…

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Natasha Denona Glam Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glam Natasha Denona Glam Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, miniature palette featuring three new shades and two existing shades (Golden Flesh and Seed). It’s a short ‘n’ sweet, cohesive palette of more muted, slightly yellower-toned neutrals than really warm, red/orange-toned neutrals, though I wouldn’t classify it as cool-toned. Seed is the closest to cool-toned, but Golden Flesh and Faye are hard to read as anything but warm-toned to my eye. The eyeshadows performed well with…

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ColourPop It’s All Good Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

It’s All Good Colour Pop It’s All Good 30-Pan Shadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.92 oz.) is a new, mega-sized palette featuring an array of neutrals with a few pops of pink and plum. The palette contained two Pressed Glitters and three Pressed Pigments, which all come with a warning that they’re not intended for use on the eye, while the remainder of the shades are typical Pressed Powder Shadows. The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation, were…

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Pat McGrath Galactic Gold MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Galactic Gold Pat McGrath Galactic Gold MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, ultra limited edition palette that features six eyeshadows (three repromotes, three new and exclusive to the palette) housed in Star Wars-themed packaging. All six shades had shimmer to them, and while it worked on its own (assuming one doesn’t mind all shimmer!), it would certainly be more versatile when paired with another palette or products you own. The quality was there across all six…

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ColourPop A Flutter Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

A Flutter Colour Pop A Flutter 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features Pressed Powder Shadows (8), Pressed Glitters (2), and Pressed Pigments (2). The latter two formulas are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” The palette is a warmer-toned affair with a stronger leaning toward orange, but the shades also were a bit richer and brighter. Most of the shades have been released before, whether in…

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NABLA Cosmetics Dreamy II Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Dreamy II NABLA Cosmetics Dreamy II Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.39 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows across an assortment of finishes–this brand might have the most finishes I’ve ever seen!–with two glitters, two sparkling mattes, three mattes, and five shimmers. Most shades were pigmented and longer-wearing, but some had light fallout during application and/or while worn. Note: REM and Libertine both contain plastic glitter, and, in the US, it typically would come with a warning (though there are US brands who…

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NABLA Cosmetics Glimmer Light Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glimmer Light NABLA Cosmetics Glimmer Light Cheek Palette ($26.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, glittering trio of blushes. This is a palette for sparkle and glitter lovers, though they buff nicely into the skin and leave a very shiny, luminous finish that’s sparkling but doesn’t look like “dirt” at any angle (that I could detect, at least). I think that they appear more sparkly initially, but the sparkles are fine and flat enough that they sit well on skin.…

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NARS Overlust Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Overlust NARS Overlust Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.42 oz.) features a new highlighter formula (first row), which is supposed to be a “gel-to-powder” formula that “applies like a second-skin” and “allows for easy layering or blending under or over” the blushes (which were described as having “sheer buildable color”). The new highlighter formula seemed to lean too much to the powder side, rather than gel, and was thin, almost like a dried-out cream highlighter, which made it difficult to pick…

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